October 24, 2021

Today in Whostory: 7/12/2019

1963 – The Detours play the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherd’s Bush

1964 – The High Numbers play the Florida Rooms in Brighton, the first performance using that name

1965 – Who hold rehearsals at the White Hart Hotel in Acton

1968 – The Who play the Ballroom at Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana

1969 – Melody Maker reports that Pete told them backstage at the Royal Albert Hall about The Who’s deal with Universal International for a film of Tommy to be made at the end of 1969 with a six-figure budget.

1969 – Rolling Stone magazine carries an interview with Pete on Tommy

1971 – The Who play The Winter Garden in Eastbourne, East Sussex

1972 – The London Symphony Orchestra records the new Pete song “Love, Reign O’er Me” intended for the orchestral Tommy album. Maggie Bell ultimately records a vocal. That version remains unreleased to date although the symphonic recording may be the one used by Ronnie Charles for his cover of the song on his album Prestidigitation.

1972 – Keith is admitted to Weybridge Hospital to remove an abscess at the base of his spine.

1989 – The Who play Sullivan Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts

1999 – The John Entwistle Band holds a cyberchat on Yahoo!

2006 – The Who play the Treptow Arena in Berlin, Germany

2008 – The Who play at the Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles as part of the VH1 Rock Honors: The Who

2011 – Roger plays Colston Hall in Bristol